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ABC
Nov 15, 2012 11:35pm EST
, launching what they call operation pillar of defense. its first target was a military chief for hamas. the islamic political party that governs the gaza strip, which israel and the west call a terrorist organization. the israeli defense forces proudly hailed his assassination, releasing this poster. but his death was just the beginning. five of the palestinians killed so far were children, including this 11-month-old baby, held in the arms of his father, a local journalist for the bbc, who asked, "what did my son do to die like this?" this morning, ah ha has leader vowed revenge, telling reporters, "israel started this war, but they will never know its end. our rockets will hit tel aviv. we have a plan in place and they will regret what they did." and hamas made good on that threat, launching a rocket attack on tel aviv, israel's largest city, where residents crouched in fear. tonight, israeli troops were seen making their way to the gaza border. a grim indication that a ground war may be next. this battle, which is playing out against the background of an impend the worst fighting th
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 11:35pm EST
the hamas-controlled gaza strip towards the holy city of jerusalem for the first time in 40 years. abc's christiane amanpour reports from a middle east on the brink. >> reporter: bill, we were outdoors shooting today when all of a sudden, the air raid siren went off. really unusual here in jerusalem, to know that missiles were being launched towards this city. a rocket was launched, hamas made a public statement saying they were targeting jerusalem, but it didn't reach here. it did not fall in the city. i spoke to the mayor who said that it did not hit this city. it was slightly south, there was no damage and no casualties. but it does raise the question of how this whole equation is changing, now that there is a new middle east. the post-arab spring middle east. egypt, which used to be the one who would pressure hamas, who would come in and try to demand a cease-fire and try to mediate, now egyptian officials have come to gaza, stood shoulder to shoulder with the hamas prime minister and called this aggression untenable. the president of egypt warned israel, practically threatened isr
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
east reaching a tipping point. will there be all-out war between the israelis and hamas in gaza, or will talks in neighboring egypt help bring an 11th hour truce? on the ground, the casualties are mounting tonight. in ga gaza, women, children among the dead as the israelis were trying to target the home of a key militant. it that were all hit by that missile. meanwhile, in israel, as families rush to shelters, holes where the hamas rockets have landed. and these images tonight. israel blocking some of those incoming rockets aimed for its most populated cities, knocked down from the ski. part of the so-called iron dome. president obama tonight vowing support, saying israel has a right to defend itself, while at the same time, saying a ramp up in military activity in gaza, a ground war, would be bad for both sides. we have a team in the region covering the middle east on the brink. christiane an may upon and matt gutman in israel. we begin tonight with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, david. this was the deadliest day in gaza since this escalation bega
ABC
Nov 17, 2012 8:00am EST
pound gaza, as the military preps for a possible ground invasion, after hamas rockets invade jerusalem and tel aviv. will the region explode in all-out war? we're on the scene. >>> the hiccup nightmare. we've all had them. they are annoying. even after five minutes. but this guy is going on 13-straight days. he even went to the hospital. can doctors find him a cure? >>> and we have the need for speed. we go from the anchor desk to the driver's seat for a daredevil nascar race with some of the sport's biggest stars. >> bring it on. i'm ready. >>> good morning, everybody. we all did a certain amount of trash-talking. but i will admit, i've covered some dicey stories before. i was nervous. >> i was petrified. i thought, this is taking it a bit too far. >> ginger, you were actually scared. >> i was scared. i don't get scared. this one did it. i was so nervous. and it was mostly learning to drive a stick shift. >> you and me both. >> dan was learning to drive a car. >> picking up on what ron just said, this little experiment turned out well for some of us. not so well for others. we'll reve
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 2:35am EST
's leader will be able to broker some sort of truce between hamas and israelis. earlier 100 missiles landed in gaza bringing the death toll there to 19. >>> a record settlement for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. bp will pay a $4.5 billion fine and plead guilty to criminal charges stemming from the explosion on the deep water horizon oil rig in 2010. 11 workers were killed. 172 million gallons of crude oil spewed into the gulf of mexico over 85 days. bp still faces a larger fine for violating the clean water act. >>> we have some pretty stunning new video of hurricane sandy's assault on new york and new jersey. surveillance video shows a transit station in hoboken, new jersey, being flooded by torrents of water gushing from an elevator shaft. train service is still disrupted because of the storm. president obama, yesterday, paid his first visit to new york city since sandy hit and got a firsthand look at destruction on staten island, met with storm victims there and praised new yorkers for their toughness and resilience. >> half of the fatalities in the new york city area
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 9:00am EST
with breaking news from the middle east where despite talks of a possible cease-fire, the air war between hamas and israel is continuing. so let's get right to it. we have alex marquardt in gaza city and christiane amanpour in jerusalem and, alex, let me begin with you. give us a sense of what's been going on in gaza. >> reporter: good morning, martha. it's been very consistent pummeling of gaza by the israeli air force and consistent launching of rocks by the palestinian militant groups. we are hearing the bombings going off rather incest aptly. just a short time ago a palestinian group launched a rocket from just a short distance away. this goes on throughout the day, into the night. around 2:00 a.m. we were spowok up by this barrage coming from the navy ship offshore. the israeli ship. the big question today, whether we'll see a cease-fire brokered by egypt and turkey obviously with the pressure of the u.s. and great britain or are we going to see that ground invasion by israel? prime minister netanyahu said they're ready to expand their ground operation and know egypt and turkey are working
ABC
Nov 18, 2012 8:00am EST
system protected tel aviv, its most populous city from a hamas rocket attack. we have team coverage this morning. christiane amanpour is in jerusalem, but we begin with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. overnight the israeli air force targeted media buildings here in gaza while the shells not very far from here. the big question, whether a cease-fire will be able to be brokered before israel launches a ground invasion. israeli jets pummeling gaza overnight. two buildings housing hamas and international media were targeted. six journalists were wounded. from the sea, volley after volley of naval artillery hit alleged terror sites. so far, more than 50 palestinians have been killed and more than 500 wounded. "we're exacting a heavy price from hamas," said israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, and the military is prepared for a significant expansion of its operations. for days, tanks and troops have been building up along the border ahead of a possible invasion. far fewer rockets were fired from gaza overnight, but this morning, sirens wailed in
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 6:30pm EST
tonight as israeli missiles land. we've heard the disting woosh of outgoing rockets at hamas returns fire. tonight, it sees this burst of violence is only getting worse. all day long, rockets filled the bright blue sky, gaza militants firing on israel. at least one rocket landed tonight in tel aviv, israel's commercial capital. sirens blared. residents hit the ground. three israelis were killed earlier when a rocket hit their apartment in the south. this as israeli warplanes pounded the gaza strip. its target? militant groups, most notably, hamas. but caught in the cross-fire, at least 12 civilian, including that 11-month-old boy. "what did my son do to die like this?" his father cried. this is what the aftermath of one of these strikes looks like. a massive crater filled with cinderblock and rebar, with a strong smell of diesel fuel, several of the houses around were damaged very badly. and the residents here on this street tell us they hope hamas and the other groups keep firing rockets into israel in retaliation. israel sails this is a response to the almost 800 rockets that had landed
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 4:30am EST
to you. >>> tensions flare after a hamas leader was killed. >> there's rockets attacks this morning. is the possibility of war increasing between palatine and -- pals stine and israel. >> they are in the big business of coffee. the next market starbucks is looking to take over. >>> we are 8 minutes away from five. imagine hearing explosion outside your home and it's been a daily occurrence for people living in gaza this week. and today, they got a bit of a rest. and charley is at the live des to being explain why. >> -- desk to explaining why. >> they are normal right now between israel and palestinians but it's on a temporary halt. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu called for the cease- fire while egypt's prime minister was in gaza. that lasted three hours and the cease-fire even less. before that visit, 85 missiles exploded in gaza city within a 45 minute span. the ace real -- israeli military says 274 rockets had been fired from gaza since operation began. an hour ago, israel sent in an air strike in gaza targeting the house of hamas' southern commander. this is the heavi
ABC
Nov 14, 2012 6:30pm EST
the military leader of the palestinian militant group hamas, in an air strike. look. this is the car in gaza, carrying the hamas commander as an israeli rocket hits it. israel said this was retaliation for rockets fired by palestinian militants. overall, israel hitting 20 targets. it's being called the most serious escalation in violence there in four years. >>> and back here at home, a very big drama today, about the meningitis outbreak. the man who owns that drug factory, contaminated by fungus, came to be grilled on capitol hill. and in the same room, the families of those who died, giving gripping testimony, saying, it is a nightmare that will not end. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: the man whose company produced drugs and sickened so many -- >> anything you can say to them? >> reporter: ran a gauntless of reporters. >> why not? >> reporter: he said nothing about his pharmacy that made drugs for debilitating back pain. the conditions were deplorable. dirty floors, clean rooms with mold or bacterial growth. the steroids produced here infected eddie loveless with meningitis and ki
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 4:00am EST
incursion. but what is clear, neither israel or hamas nor the other militant groups here are backing down. >> alex marquardt, live in gaza. thanks for your insight this morning. stay safe, alex. >>> moving on to our other big story of the week. david petraeus is expected to face some pretty tough questions this morning over how the cia handled the attack in ben gas save. >> it's the first time top lawmakers had a chance to question petraeus since he was caught up in that sex scandal. abc's preeti arla has a preview from washington. >> reporter: david petraeus heads to capitol hill today to face lawmakers. he will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committee. his testimony comes a week after he stepped down as cia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> director petraeus went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people, as i understand it, that were involved. and so, the opportunity to get his views, i think are very -- is very important. >> reporter: the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, left four people dead. yesterday, lawmakers hear
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 6:30pm EST
, it is absolutely new. we heard this air raid siren go. and what happened was, hamas let go a rocket in this direction. you don't get a sense of general panic neither here nor at tel aviv. but people are concerned. they obviously don't want to be on the receiving end of any of these rockets. i think also one has to say that people are beginning to dig in for perhaps a long war. a long operation. >> so, give us a big picture sense of where it's heading. are we closer to the brink of the escalation tonight or has it pulled back any at all? >> reporter: i don't think it's pulled back any at all. they've already started closing roads around gaza. and everybody wants to know, what does that mean? people expect that there will be some kind of ground operation, but nobody knows quite when. and it looks like it could start the sort of escalation that could, as they say, be a war of attrition. sort of israel trying with all its might to stop these missiles. to go after the launching sites, to go after the operatives, but it's difficult. >> but it sounds as if you're saying to me that the next
ABC
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
overnight. sites where israel claims hamas gunmen were firing rockets at tel aviv. >>> problems at the post office are getting worse. the postal service reports it lost $15.9 billion this year. three-times what it lost last year. >>> and troubling news this morning about a rise in carbon monoxide poisoning in hotels. 175 have been treated for carbon monoxide poison. experts are pushing for hotels to install carbon monoxide detectors in every room. >>> now, here's diane sawyer with a preview of what's coming up on "world news." >> good morning, josh. we have a man who is save you from any anxiety on thanksgiving day. we promise. surprising, funny, helpful things you must never do. he's our "person of the week." >>> we have troubling news here. hostess, the maker of among other things, twinkies and wonder bread, says it will go out of business today. hit has failed to reach an agreement in a strike with its workers. some 18,500 jobs are expected to be lost, you guys. >> and children not knowing twinkies. >> and they fry these things. >> a final twinkie. i'm going to save mine for 12 years whe
ABC
Nov 15, 2012 2:35am EST
hamas leader. the report from tel aviv on the newest wave of violence in the region. >> reporter: the car below is carrying hamas' top military commander. he has no idea he is in the cross hairs. then what israel called a surgical strike. in the blink of an eye, israel had killed one of its most wanted. jabari who for a decade led hamas' attacks against israel. the assassination the beginning of a barrage of air strikes on gaza that also targeted hamas' rockets. at least ten people were killed and dozens more wounded. we're at the beginning of the event said the israeli defense minister not at the end. israel's military warned hamas operatives not to show their faces above ground. hamas which controls the gaza strip and committed to israel's destruction fired rockets into southern israel and vowed revenge. saying the assassination, quote, opened the gates of hell. >>> now to the investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak. after getting grilled on capitol hill, the head of the fda has asked congress for more authority to oversee pharmacies like the one that sparked this out
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